My question involves guardianship in the State of: New Jersey (from Texas)
My sister in Texas would like to give guardianship of her 11 year old daughter to her daughter's paternal aunt in New Jersey. The girl's father passed away 10 years ago and the aunt is his sister. My sister is a recovering (still sometimes active) addict, with some health issues. She simply can not care for her daughter properly any longer and want to voluntarily give up rights to the aunt. Can this be done without an attorney? Both my sister and the aunt are on a fixed budget. Thank you very much for any information you can provide.